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18Apr

MyItchyBoy’s arms and legs are itchy and sore and it seems nothing we are doing is helping.

Our last appointment with the dermatologist, lots of scary-sounding solutions were brought up.  Since then, he’s been on a two month course of steroids.  I was hopeful for the first week that these were going to give us all some much needed respite.

However, it seems that it was short-lived.  As soon as we stopped the topical steroids (cream), the eczema returned.  I can only imagine how bad it would be without the oral steroids (dissolving tablets to take every morning).

However, part of me is also wondering whether the oral steroids are actually doing much at all.  We can’t seem to get him off the topical steroids, he’s only getting a decent night’s sleep with the aid of prescribed (dermatologist) anti-histamine, yet there is still blood on the sheets each morning.

Our next dermatologist appointment is in a couple of weeks’ time and I guess the scary sounding solutions will come up again.  What I’d love is to find the cause of it and treat that.  Our allergist appointment was moved to July so it will be 16 months since he’s been seen (my list of questions is now quite long!).  I am not expecting anyone will tell me the cause, but I live in hope.

Every day this week, MyItchyBoy is taking Prednisolone (oral steroids), Eumovate ointment (topical steroids), Ucerax (anti-histamine at night time), Epaderm ointment emollient applied twice a day, hair washed in Ketoconazole shampoo and showered using Dermol shower emollient.

  

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